THE TWYFORD – Hall venue
Shows 1.30pm on Sunday 21 & Monday 22 January.
Workshop 11am Monday 22 January
Performances @ 1.30pm Sunday 21 & Monday 22 January 2024
Show Length: 40 mins plus Q&A – no interval
Puppet Show Tickets: $20 Adult | $15 Concession | $12 Child under 12 | $50 Family of 4 (plus booking fee)
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Puppetry of Paper Workshop @ 11.00am Monday 22 January 2024
1 hour Workshop ticket – includes all materials: $10 Child | $15 Adult (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) plus booking fee
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- For phone bookings or enquiries call The Twyford box office on 0421 199910
- Any remaining tickets will be available from the Beach St entrance 45 minutes before start of the event
Twyford Gift Certificates valid for these events
ABOUT THE SHOW
Can you Help Solve the Case?
The story begins with strange disappearances from Mrs Mavis Hooley’s home. Something’s gone missing again. It’s nowhere to be found. Mrs Hooley has been looking everywhere. But it’s not just today. Every day a new thing seems to disappear. Little things. A $10 note. Clothes pegs. A ball of wool. It’s troubling at first, but then the thief takes it one step too far.
Mavis calls in a Detective to investigate. They set a trap for the burglar. A stake out is required. In the dead of night, the Detective indeed finds something peculiar…. Can you help him solve the case?
A puppeteer of more than twenty years’ experience, Jenny Ellis weaves the whole tale together with a single set of hands, often playing multiple characters at once. Jenny has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Puppetry from the Victorian College of the Arts, and has performed hundreds of shows in numerous festivals, theatres and country halls in every state and territory of Australia, as well as overseas.
Little Wing Puppets last performed at The Twyford in 2022 with The Fish That Wanted To Fly.
Jenny Ellis, Artistic Director of Little Wing Puppets, said:
“We are thrilled to be coming to Merimbula again. We believe that young people deserve equal access to the arts, wherever they live. We have demonstrated that with over 16 years on the road, taking shows to some of Australia’s most remote communities. We know that we can help shape young people’s lives by igniting their imaginations. In a time when there is so much time spent on screens, the simplicity of puppet theatre still retains a sense of magic. It’s amazing to hear a room full of children gasping and exploding into laughter over the antics of a puppet on stage. It’s still able to captivate their imaginations.”
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
In addition to the two performances, young puppet fans and their grownups will have the chance to make their own puppets at a Puppetry of Paper workshop with Jenny Ellis at 11.00am on Monday 22 January at The Twyford. The workshop runs for 1 hour and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
How many things can you do with a piece of paper? This workshop is based on Bunraku-style puppetry, a traditional Japanese form of theatre which involves three puppeteers working closely together to operate one puppet. Workshop participants will first work in groups to make a unique puppet out of paper. They will then learn techniques for bringing their puppet to life, as a team. Each group will work on short performances which will be presented to the group. Participants will leave the workshop with a range of skills which can be applied to any kind of puppetry.
Cost: $10 per child participant. $15 per adult participant. All materials provided.
Watch the video trailer for the show below!
Written, designed, made and performed by Jenny Ellis
Music by Kelly Ryall
Directing by Jacob Williams and Clare Batholomew
Design consulting by Bryony Anderson & Dayna Morrissey
Script consulting by Anne Brooksbank
Bird illustration by Steph Ives
Film by James Fleming
This performance is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative